Ingrid Werner is a Norwegian based actor, sometime wig-stylist, accent enthusiast, and clarinet player. She relocated, in the summer of 2016, to Oslo after almost 7 years in the US, where school and life took her from the University of Southern California’s prestigious drama program to the east coast where she graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from The Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at the American Repertory Theatre/Moscow Art Theatre at Harvard University.
After graduating Harvard in 2015, Ingrid played Titania in Walden Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Central Park, NY and Acton, Massachusetts. During her time in grad school, Ingrid performed the lead, Nastasya Filippova, in Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot directed by Marina Brusnikina (both in Cambridge and in Moscow). She originated the role of Widow in Kim Rosenstock’s BrideWidowHag, understudied Kate Mulligan’s role in Eve Ensler’s OPC on the American Repertory Theatre main stage, and performed a brilliantly comical Emilia in Paula Vogel’s ’74 feminist, 3-women take on Othello: Desdemona – a Play About a Handkerchief, directed by Melia Bensussen.
From a very young age, Ingrid was imbued with a fiery desire to act and was accepted into the prestigious
Norwegian Conservatory for the Performing Arts for high school. During her time there, she fell in love with the
Theatre of the Absurd, Brechtian cabaret, and like most Norwegians: Ibsen. Her final thesis in high school was
devising and performing a mashup/remix of Ionesco’s Bald Soprano and Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
Being fiercely curious and hungry for knowledge, and to experience the world beyond her hometown, led her to spend her junior year of high school in New Zealand. It was here she perfected her English and
discovered her natural ability with dialects. In addition to her Kiwi accent, she attained a fluent Californian at USC, while keeping up her natural British being a complete anglophile and devouring shows like Vicar of Dibley and AbFab.
Finally, Ingrid is fluent in English, Norwegian, Swedish, and most English dialects (including genuine American and British). She is working her way through Russian and French.
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